Hey Pesto Chicken Pasta!

A great way to use your chicken. Home made Pesto is delicious but shop bought can be just as good! Check bargain & discount stores for jars, I got a well known brand for 99p!

Serves 2 (easily doubled) Approx 66p per person (not inc chicken)

Prep 10 minutes Cooking 20 minutes


150g dried pasta (penne is good)

100g cooked chicken, shredded

½ onion, sliced

60g cheddar, finely grated

a handful cherry tomatoes, quartered

a handful breadcrumbs

½ jar green pesto

Cook the pasta in boiling salted water.

Fry the onion in a little oil until soft.

Reserve some of the pasta water then drain & return to the pan.

Add the onion, chicken, tomatoes, pesto & 1/3 of the cheese to the pasta along with enough of the pasta water to make it nice & smooth & mix well.

Transfer to an ovenproof dish & cover with foil.

Cook in the oven 200C/180Fan/Gas6 for 10 minutes then remove & take off the foil. Mix the remaining cheese with the breadcrumbs & sprinkle evenly over the pasta.

Place back in the oven for another 10 minutes or until the topping is golden.


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